Lacrosse On Television: ESPNU Announces Over 50 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Games To Be Televised In 2011 Including Duke Vs. Notre Dame, North Carolina At Virginia, And Notre Dame At Syracuse

 ESPNU announces its 2011 college lacrosse coverage of more than 50 games – including a rematch of the 2010 NCAA National Championship game between Duke and Notre Dame in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 20, at noon on ESPN and The schedule includes 53 total games – featuring 35 regular-season matchups, 33 men’s and two women’s games and all 15 games of the NCAA Men’s Championship. Coverage begins on – one of 12 exclusive games for the online network – with Johns Hopkins at Towson Saturday, Feb. 19 at noon ET. All games on ESPN and ESPN2 will also be simulcast on
Schedule highlights include:
  • The Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore – home of the 2011 NCAA Championship – Saturday, March 12. ESPNU will air a BIG EAST matchup between Syracuse and Georgetown at 11 a.m., and a non-conference game pitting Cornell vs. Virginia at 1:30 p.m. will carry the third game of the event – Johns Hopkins against UMBC at 4 p.m.
  • The Konica Minolta Big City Classic at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Saturday, April 3, in its second year at the newly opened stadium. The tripleheader will include BIG EAST teams Rutgers vs. St. John’s at 1 p.m. on, followed by two games on ESPNU – Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina at 4 p.m., and Syracuse vs. Duke at 6:30 p.m., the winners of the last three NCAA Championship titles.
  • The ESPNU Warrior Classic at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., Saturday, April 23, which will showcase CAA opponents Massachusetts and Hofstra will face-off at 3 p.m., followed by a BIG EAST tilt between Rutgers and Syracuse at 5:30 p.m.
  • Eleven of 16 teams that qualified for the 2010 NCAA Championship will be featured, including five appearances from the defending national champion Duke.
  • Johns Hopkins women’s program will be shown twice on ESPNU – at Georgetown on Wednesday, March 16, at 6 p.m. and at home against Penn Wednesday, March 23, at 5 p.m.
For the fifth straight year, the ESPN networks will televise the complete NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, beginning with first-round action on Saturday, May 14. ESPNU will televise six first-round and two quarterfinal games May 14-22. ESPN2 will televise two-first round games and two quarterfinals, plus the National Semifinals Saturday, May 28 at 4 & 6:30 p.m. ESPN will offer the National Championship game Monday, May 30 at 3:30 p.m. will simulcast the entire championship weekend.
ESPN Network’s 2011 College Lacrosse Schedule (Schedule subject to change)
Date Time (ET) Game  
Sat, Feb 19 Noon Johns Hopkins at Towson  
Sun, Feb 20 Noon  Duke vs. Notre Dame ( FL)  
Sat, Feb 26 Noon Loyola (Md.) vs. Towson  
  1 p.m. Siena at Johns Hopkins  
  3 p.m. Georgetown at Maryland  
Sat, Mar 5 1 p.m. Princeton at Johns Hopkins  
  1 p.m. Maryland at Duke  
Wed, Mar 9 7 p.m. Manhattan at John Hopkins  
Fri, Mar 11 7 p.m. North Carolina at Princeton  
Sat, Mar 12 11 a.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic


Syracuse vs. Georgetown
  Noon Maryland at Towson  
  1:30 p.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic


Cornell vs. Virginia
  4 p.m. Konica Minolta

Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):

Johns Hopkins vs. UMBC
Wed, Mar 16 6 p.m. Georgetown at Johns Hopkins (women)  
Thu, Mar 17 7 p.m. Duke at North Carolina  
Sat, Mar 19 Noon UMBC at Maryland  
  6 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Syracuse  
Tue, Mar 22 7 p.m. Dartmouth at North Carolina  
Wed, Mar 23 5 p.m. Penn at Johns Hopkins (women)  
Sat, Mar 26 Noon North Carolina at Maryland  
  2 p.m. Virginia at Johns Hopkins  
Sat, Apr 2 Noon Maryland at Virginia  
  Noon Hofstra at Towson  
Sun, Apr 3 1 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (NJ):

Rutgers vs. St. John’s
  4 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (NJ):

Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina
  6:30 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):

Syracuse vs. Duke
Fri, Apr 8 7:30 p.m. Albany at Johns Hopkins  
Sat, Apr 9 Noon North Carolina at Virginia  
  Noon Binghamton at UMBC  
  4 p.m. Syracuse at Princeton  
Sun, Apr 10 Noon Georgetown at Notre Dame  
Sat, Apr 16 5:30 p.m. Virginia at Duke  
  8 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Maryland  
Sat, Apr 23 3 p.m. ESPNU Warrior Classic (East Hartford, Conn.):

Massachusetts vs. Hofstra
  5:30 p.m. ESPNU Warrior Classic (East Hartford, Conn.):

Rutgers vs. Syracuse
  8 p.m. Navy at Johns Hopkins  
Sat, Apr 30 2 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Johns Hopkins  
  7 p.m. Notre Dame at Syracuse  
Fri, May 6 8 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina  
  TBD Ivy League Semifinal (site of regular-season champion): Game 1  
  TBD Ivy League Semifinal season champion): Game 2  
Sun, May 8 Noon Ivy League Championship  
ESPN Network’s 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule (Schedule subject to change)
Date Time (ET) Game  
Sat, May 14 Noon First Round (TBD): Game 1  
  2:30 p.m. First Round (TBD): Game 2  
  5 p.m. First Round (TBD): Game 3  
  7:30 p.m. First Round (TBD): Game 4  
Sun, May 15 1 p.m. First Round (TBD): Game 5  
  3 p.m. First Round (TBD): Game 6  
  5:15 p.m. First Round (TBD): Game 7  
  7:30 p.m. First Round (TBD): Game 8  
Sat, May 21 Noon Quarterfinal

(N.Y.): Game 1
  2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal

( N.Y.): Game 2
Sun, May 22 Noon Quarterfinal (Mass.): Game 3  
  2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal (Mass.): Game 4  
Sat, May 28 4 p.m. Semifinal (Baltimore): Game 1  
  6:30 p.m. Semifinal (Baltimore): Game 2  
Mon, May 30 3:30 p.m. National Championship

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